Archives for December 7, 2017

Massdrop x NuForce EDC In-Ears for $60

Another earphone has joined the “in-stock party” at Massdrop. It is the new condition Massdrop x NuForce EDC In-Ears going for $60 with free shipping. All sales final. There is no mention of warranty in the listing.

These ship a lot faster than typical MD offers. The drops run for 24 hours. After the 24 hours elapsed, all the orders placed during that particular 24 hour window get processed and ship in 2-3 business days after that.

More and more headphones are available in this fashion at Massdrop, including the Hifiman HE-4XX, Sennheiser HD-6XX, Objective 2, and more! You can see them in our Massdrop Tracker post.

Refurbished Sennheiser HD800 for $849

UPDATE 12/9/17 AM: still good as of this recheck…

There’s a surprise at the official Sennheiser Outlet store! They are offering the refurbished Sennheiser HD800 open-back over-ear for $849. These are blessed by Sennheiser! Free UPS ground shipping is included.

In comparison, they go for $724~ in “Used – Very Good” condition (damaged original packaging) by Amazon Warehouse Deals actual.

Sennheiser HD 579 Open Over-Ears for $100

The new condition open-back over-ear Sennheiser HD 579 headphones, part of their latest “9s” line-up is on sale for $100 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual (limit one per customer). This is not a lightning deal, so expiration time is unknown.

Apple Airpods for $140 [Costco Members Only]

Costco is offering for its members only the new condition Apple Airpods for $140 with free shipping. You have to login with a Costco account that has an active paying Costco membership.

For a number of items, Costco allows non-members to purchase them with a 5% surcharge. However, some of the best deals (or limited quantity deals) have a “Members Only Item” tag, and this Airpods deal is indeed restricted to members only.

Google USB-C DAC/amp for $9 w/free S&H

Google announced this at a higher price than Apple’s lightning adapter, but reality hit them, common sense prevailed, and Google’s very own USB-C DAC/amp adapter is now going for $9 with free shipping (even if you don’t buy anything else) at the official Google Store. You can’t use Google Play gift card balance to pay for it though, the Google Store insists on credit cards, while almost anything you buy at the Google Play store (including music subscriptions) can use your Gift Card balance.

I bought this a few days ago, and it’s here, so we have our customary practical text and pictures unboxing of it. But don’t expect a tiny box in the mail, mine came in a giant padded envelope:

Comply Foam Eartip Sale: 3 pairs for $15 (various options)

Eleven different options for Comply Foam Eartips are on sale in 3-pair packs for $15 per set. They are available at different sizes, and there’s also a variety pack. Check the details of each individual listing for compatibility and user opinions. There are too many to list here individually.

Sennheiser HDVD 800 Headphone Amplifier with DAC for $1800

The new condition Sennheiser HDVD 800 Headphone Amplifier with DAC is now on sale for $1800 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon actual. On the same listing, a 3rd-party seller has it for the same price, so make sure the one you buy is from Amazon actual (authorized dealer), not the marketplace seller. This may be a computer-generated price-match of the 3rd-party seller, or a general sale. It is not a lightning deal so the expiration time is unknown.

Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS v2 USB DAC/Amp for $75

Another option in the sub-$100 USB DAC/amps is making some waves in the Amazon Top Selling Head Amps, it is the new condition, and in five color schemes, Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS v2 USB DAC/Amp going for $75 with free shipping by various sellers, some of which are fulfilled by Amazon, so Prime members get it faster.

So far it averages 4.8 out of 5 based on 24 customer reviews and it has 11 answered questions. It promises access to their dedicated Windows USB Class 2 USB driver. The input is micro-USB, so if you have other smartphones with other devices, it’s The Dongle Life 🙂 Volume is adjusted by two remote-control style +/- buttons with 53 steps.

Still Good: KZ ZS6 In-Ears for $29 w/FS from China

The 11/11 sale price of $29 has stuck around for two of the three color schemes of the KZ ZS6 in-ears, the black and red color schemes continue to be on sale at this price at GearBest with free slow shipping from China. The green color scheme however has been discontinued… The ZS5 continues to range between $18 and $20 depending on option…

AKG N-series of NC On-Ear and In-Ear on Sale

AKG is having a sale on a number of their N-series noise-cancelling on-ear and in-ear headphones at B&H Photo until Saturday night. This includes their N60 ANC on-ears for $200, or ANC with BT for $240. Also part of the sale are various N20 and N40 in-ear variants (a total of seven of them).

Some of these appear to also be on sale at Amazon.

[DEAD] Brainwavz Hybrid Memory Foam Earpad for $17

This lightning deal expired…

Good until 8:20pm ET, you can get the new condition Brainwavz Hybrid Memory Foam Earpad for $17 with free shipping for Prime members (or with a $25+ order for non-members) as one of the many Gold BOx deals of the day.